David McCollum Wins 2018 Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award

first_imgHe was a must-read columnist when any important sporting event took place in Conway or anywhere in Arkansas, but he was just as adept about taking a small, non-descript event or game and making it read like it was the Super Bowl. His credits go beyond the sports pages and his bylines include stories from the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s campaign and inauguration, and the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match in 1973 between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King. McCollum’s nomination for the award reads in part:No one had their finger on the pulse of UCA Athletics like David McCollum. Whether you agreed or disagreed with his stance or his take on an event, deep down you knew he was probably right. He had a writing style and way of explaining things that made them make sense to a wide variety of readers, not just sports fans. McCollum worked for the Memphis Press-Scimitar, the Orange Leader (Orange, Texas), and the Arkansas Democrat (Little Rock, Ark), before moving on to the Log Cabin Democrat. FRISCO, Texas – Former sports editor and columnist for the Log Cabin Democrat newspaper (Conway, Ark.) David MCollum is the 2018 Southland Conference Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award winner. League commissioner Tom Burnett made the announcement Monday. Louis Bonnette was the first honoree in 2012. Bonnette enjoyed a storied career as the first McNeese SID, holding the position for 46 years. As SID, he boasted a national record of 516 consecutive Cowboy football games worked. He was inducted into the Southland Conference Hall of Honor in 2007 and the College Sports Information Directors of America Hall of Fame in 2009. The accolade, named after longtime McNeese sports information director Louis Bonnette, is presented annually to an individual that has made outstanding contributions in the field of sports information, print journalism, broadcasting or other media focused on the Southland Conference and/or its member institutions. The Southland’s sports information directors, athletic directors and other university personnel, and outside media executives nominate individuals for the award, and the sports information directors make the final selection.center_img McCollum will be the seventh recipient of the award. Previous winners include: Former Lamar play-by-play voice and TV personality Dave Hofferth (2017); Northwestern State Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director Doug Ireland (2016); former Daily Sentinel (Nacogdoches, Texas) Sports Editor Kevin Gore (2015); retired Sam Houston State Sports Information Director Paul Ridings (2014); southeast Texas sports journalist and retired Lamar Sports Information Director Rush Wood (2013). McCollum passed away in April after a prolific journalism career that spanned five decades. Burnett will present the award to McCollum’s wife Beverly in Houston on Thursday as part of the league’s Football Media Day. The McCollums’ son Gavin will also participate. “David was synonymous with Central Arkansas sports,” said Central Arkansas Athletic Director Brad Teague. “His consistent presence at our events will surely be missed. David was an advocate for all things UCA and we will miss him dearly.” “All of us in the Southland Conference are honored to present the Louis Bonnette Sports Media Award to the McCollum family in David’s memory,” said Burnett said. “He was a friend to everyone he met and was one of the finest professional journalists in our region. While he is missed by so many of us, we are pleased his name will live on with the Bonnette Award.”McCollum was inducted into the Arkansas Sportscasters & Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 2012. He was named Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year in 2008 by the National Association of Sportscasters & Sportswriters. McCollum was an active board member of the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame for more than 20 years. Last year, McCollum was recognized by the Arkansas Press Association with the “Golden 50 Award” for his 50th year in the newspaper business. Any sports figure that was anyone in the state of Arkansas has been interviewed by David McCollum at some point in their careers, and 99.9% of them would tell you they are better for it. He never met a stranger, never raised his voice or said an unkind word about anyone. He was a bastion in his church work at Second Baptist Church in Little Rock for the past 40 years but you would never have known it because he didn’t wear it on his sleeve. He did that, along with charity work and community service, on the side, away from the spotlight. He was more concerned with putting the spotlight on some young athlete who was trying to make a name for himself or herself, or a coach who was mentoring his players in the right way, or a team that was helping a community baseball team build their new field, or an injured athlete who was no longer able to compete but was still a big part of his/her team from the sidelines.last_img read more

Depor, without expulsions since its foundation in 2016

first_imgThe last of them is in his fair game, remaining without expulsions since his birth in 2016. “It is something incredible, that we get to be in this situation enjoying as we are enjoying and having the recognition of football from all over the country“highlighted the Blue and Whites’ coach at a virtual press conference.However, it is not the only team of the highest category that keeps its red record blank. They accompany him in the award for fair play Barça, Levante, Athletic, Real Sociedad, Tacon or Betis. Within the discipline statistics, Depor is the fourth team in the League with the fewest yellows (27) after Levante (25), Real Sociedad (21) and Barça (18). The Galicians have managed to sneak into the greats even in this ranking. Deportivo has become one of the successful examples of Spanish women’s football. The Galician team, recently promoted to the First Iberdrola, has managed to surprise everyone with its great performance on green. With a fourth position in the classification and a good image given in the Cup, where he touched the feat against Barça (1-0, with a goal in the last minute of extra time), those of Manu Sánchez do not stop beating records in this category.last_img read more

4 to stand trial for murder of domestic worker

first_imgThe four persons who have been accused of the execution-style killing of domestic worker Lelawattie Mohamed at her Lot 149, Sixth Street, Tain Settlement, Corentyne Berbice home on February 7, 2017 will now face a Judge and jury to answer the capital indictment.At conclusion of the preliminary inquiry in the Berbice High Court on Thursday, November 29, Magistrate Charlene Artiga committed Tain residents Oliver Permaul, 36, and his wife Nazeema Permaul, 42; Andre James, also called ‘Andy’, 26, a tattoo artist of Lot 46 ‘A’ George Street, Rose Hall Town; and Rohan Johnson, 38, a carpenter of Clarendon, Jamaica and of Lot 107 Second Street, Rose Hall Town.The shooting, witnessed by the woman’s children, reportedly appeared to have been committed during the commission of a robbery.It has been reported that the late Lelawattie Mohamed had been having an affair with a businessman, but after his wife found out, she allegedly ordered a “hit” on Mohamed.It has further been reported that the said businesswoman was in a relationship with Permaul, who operates his barbershop opposite her home at Tain, Corentyne. Johnson and James were reportedly the hired “hit men”.Nazeema Permaul allegedly assisted in planning the murder, and also allegedly acted as the agent who handed over the cash to the ‘hit men’.On September 24, a fifth accused — Shabikie Albert, also called ‘Shabikie Thompson’ — was freed of this indictment by Magistrate Artiga.During the preliminary inquiry, the Permauls were represented by Attorney- at-Law Mursaline Bacchus, while Attorney-at-Law Benard DeSantos represented James, and Attorney-at-Law Moti Singh represented Johnson.last_img read more

Petro-Canada Gives Update On Gas Outages

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With Petro-Canada stations across the country now running out of fuel, Petro-Canada released an update on the situation over the weekend.In the update, the company apologizes for the situation and vows to correct the problem as soon as possible.“We wanted to update you on the temporary fuel shortage at Petro-Canada stations in Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and interior BC. The fires in the Fort McMurray area as well as an unplanned outage at our Edmonton refinery means that we’ve had an unavoidable impact on our ability to produce and supply our normal volume of gasoline and diesel.This is what we are doing to improve the situation:bringing in additional supply for our Edmonton refineryrestarting our oil sands operations in a safe and staged mannerbringing in additional gasoline from other parts of our network via truck and rail as quickly as possibleworking to bring the affected unit back into service safely and as quickly as possibleWe apologize for the inconvenience. We are continuing to look for solutions to limit the impact to our customers. Thank you for your patience.”The Petro-Canada in Fort St. John is displaying zeros, as they have run out of gas.Advertisement – Advertisement –last_img read more

Reds lose Griffey to a groin injury

first_img“He’s done,” Manager Pete Mackanin said before the opener of a four-game series at San Francisco. “It’s a season-ending injury, but it could have been worse. It’s not the worst-case scenario, so we’re happy about that.” Griffey hit .277 this year with 30 homers and 93 RBIs, playing 144 games – his highest total since 2000. He was an All-Star for the first time since ’04 and 13th time overall, and he moved up to sixth on the career homer list with 593. The 37-year-old Griffey has been on the disabled list eight times since 2000, missing nearly a month early in the 2006 season because of swelling behind his right knee and sitting out 22 of the last 24 games after dislocating a toe. His playing time also has been limited by torn hamstrings, a torn knee tendon, a dislocated shoulder and a torn ankle tendon. He broke his left hand in an accident at home last December. Sosa wants to play in ’08 From news services Ken Griffey Jr. will miss the rest of the season because of a strained groin, the latest in a string of injuries to Cincinnati’s All-Star outfielder. Griffey left Wednesday night’s game with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in the eighth inning after injuring himself while fielding a ball in right field. As he started to make a throw, Griffey stopped in pain and had to underhand the ball back to the infield before falling to the ground. The Reds originally announced the injury as a strained lower abdomen, and Griffey returned to Cincinnati be examined. On Thursday, the team said he was diagnosed with a groin strain and will be examined again in four weeks. Sammy Sosa expects to play again in 2008. He would like it to be with Texas, even though he’s been only a part-time player since the start of August. Manager Ron Washington indicated this week that he’d like to have Sosa, 38, back next season, though he didn’t say in what role. The Rangers signed Sosa only through this season, initially giving him a minor league deal before he made the roster in spring training for a base salary of $600,000. After the July 31 trade deadline, the Rangers told Sosa his time would be limited while they played and evaluated younger players. Sosa had played in only 23 of the last 46 games going into Thursday night’s game against Baltimore, when he wasn’t in the starting lineup. He hit .315 (23-for-73) with four homers and 20 RBIs in that stretch. He was tied with Brad Wilkerson for the team high with 20 homers and leading Texas with 90 RBIs. Astros hire Wade as GM Ed Wade was hired as general manager of the Houston Astros, two years after the Philadelphia Phillies fired him as GM following eight seasons without a playoff appearance. Around the leagues Braves: Rafael Soriano was suspended for four games by Major League Baseball, three days after he hit Florida’s Dan Uggla with a pitch. Orioles: Jay Payton was suspended two games by MLB for throwing his bat and helmet after he was ejected for arguing with plate umpire Mike Reilly following a strikeout the previous night. Blue Jays: Center fielder Vernon Wells will have season-ending surgery Tuesday for a cyst and torn labrum in his left shoulder. Toronto expects Wells to be ready for the start of spring training. Brewers: Ben Sheets is questionable for his next start Sunday because of an injured left hamstring. Red Sox: Former outfielder Gabe Kapler, who spent the past season managing in Boston’s minor league system, will try to resume his playing career in the majors in 2008. “Managing was incredible for me this year,” said the 32-year-old, who managed single-A Greenville of the South Atlantic League. “I learned so much about baseball, about the young men I had an opportunity to lead, and about myself. Ultimately, the experience reawakened the competitor in me. I miss the battle. I still need to be on the field as a player.” Kapler played in the major leagues from 1998-2006 with Detroit, Texas, Colorado, and Boston, hitting .264 with 64 homers and 302 RBIs in 850 games. Reds: Cincinnati’s protest of its 7-6 loss against the Chicago Cubs this week was denied by Bob DuPuy, baseball’s chief operating officer. The Reds claimed Chicago manager Lou Piniella made a double switch against the rules in the sixth inning because he did not inform the plate umpire before crossing the foul line. Rick Reed, the plate umpire and crew chief, said Piniella wasn’t required to announce a double switch before crossing the foul line because it was the team’s first trip to the mound for that pitcher that inning. That meant the pitcher wasn’t automatically out of the game when the foul line was crossed by Piniella.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

SCHOOLS GAA NEWS – CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED

first_imgAllianz Handball Competitions:Section 1- Glenfin on Fri. 31st Jan @ 10.30amSection2- McCools Centre on Mon. 3rd Feb @ 10am County Finals: Glenfin on Fri. 7th Feb @ 3pmUlster Finals: Thurs 13th Feb (Boys) in Glenfin @ 11am (Girls) in McCools Centre @ 11am Allianz Indoor Hurling/Camogie Competitions:Qualifiers to be played week commencing 3rd FebruaryCo finals are provisionally fixed for Wed. 12th February in BurnfootAllianz Indoor Football Competitions:Qualfiers to be played week commencing 24th FebruaryCo Finals are provisionally fixed for Wed. 10th March @ ‘Game On’, LetterkennyNB-The indoor competitons are for pupils who are U12 on 1st July 2014 ie if they are 12 years of age before the 1st July they cannot play. Team sheets with names, dates of birth of pupils and principal’s signature must be handed in on the day of competitons. Alianz QuizThe quiz is on Thurs. 6th March in the Mt. Errigal Hotel @ 7pm.Committee Meeting:The next meeting will take place in Heaney’s, Ballybofey on Mon. 3rd February @ 5pm. Calendar of Events:Oct.- March: Allianz Football qualifiersJanuary: Allianz Indoor Hurling & Camogie competitonsFebruary: Allianz Indoor Football competitionsMarch: Ulster Allianz Indoor finals & QuizApril: Allianz Rounders; hurling & camogie competitionsMay: County finals in Allianz football & hurling & camogie & roundersJune: AthleticsSCHOOLS GAA NEWS – CALENDAR OF EVENTS RELEASED was last modified: January 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:eventsschools GAAlast_img read more

U21 COUNTY FINAL TO GO AHEAD AT MAC CUMHAILL PARK THIS FRIDAY

first_imgTHE COUNTY U21 final clash between St Eunan’s and Kilcar will now go ahead this Friday at Mac Cumhaill Park in Ballybofey.The fixture between Kilcar and St Eunan’s has been postponed twice, firstly due to Storm Eva and then by flooding caused by Storm Frank.The game has now been pencilled in for this Friday with a throw-in time of 8.15pm. U21 COUNTY FINAL TO GO AHEAD AT MAC CUMHAILL PARK THIS FRIDAY was last modified: January 4th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES

first_imgLifford Clonleigh Resource centreLocal notes• Young parents Pathways programme is due to start end of March and is free: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form Contact 04882 250 962 /0749141773. • KITCHEN GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS: Beginning April 2013 in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Course content: How to Sow Seeds, When & What to Sow Now, How to Plan & Layout a Kitchen Garden, Growing Herbs & Salads in pots, Growing Tasty Fruit. Contact 074 91 41773 to book a place.• WRITER’S GROUP: Have you stories, poems or memoir pieces waiting to be written? Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre holds a creative writing session on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4.30. Explore your creativity within a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The sessions are led by an experienced facilitator. The group is open to anyone with an interest in writing. The nominal fee of €2 is charged for each afternoon. For further information contact 07491 41773 or just pop in on Wednesday.• Art Classes: Art classes runs on Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. For more information contact reception on 074 91 41773! Everyone Welcome• Clothes Appeal: Are you doing a spring clean? Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, brick-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped off at reception anytime Monday to Friday. Many Thanks • “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh resource centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The current opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-4pm. Each Volunteer is only required to work 3 hours out of these shifts. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.• Lifford Clonleigh Resource centre will be closed on Good Friday and bank holiday Monday for Easter. The centre will reopen on Tuesday 02/04/13Happy Easter! DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: March 27th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre noteslast_img read more

Lauer Named PFL Special Teams Player of the Week

first_imgLauer returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in Drake’s 56-28 loss at nationally-ranked South Dakota State, Saturday. He finished the day with 114 yards on his three kickoff returns (39.0 yards per return). Coincidentally, each of his three returns led to a Drake touchdown. His kickoff return for a touchdown is one of only four in the FCS after two weeks. Lauer and the Bulldogs return to Drake Stadium on Saturday when they host McKendree at 1 p.m. Print Friendly Version SAINT LOUIS, Mo. – Drake football’s Drew Lauer was named Pioneer Football League Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced on Sunday, September 11.last_img

Dunn Leads Women’s Golf Through 36 Holes At Drake Bulldog Invitational

first_imgThe Bulldogs are tied for fifth-place with a score of 654 (327-327), while MVC foe Loyola leads the seven-team field with a score of 629 (324-305). Day One Results Dunn led the 44-player field through 18-holes as she fired a two-over par 74. She then recorded an 80 to finish the day in second-place with a total score of 154. Dunn trails the leader Jessie Staed from Loyola by one stroke (153=79-74). “Grace did a great job scrambling and putting together a couple of solid rounds,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. Sophomore Aimee Gerschke registered a total score of 165 (83-82) and is tied for 23rd-place. Fellow sophomore Sigurlaug Jonsdottir carded a 166 (84-82), while senior Brooke Miller recorded a 169 (86-83). Freshman Sam Paulak rounded out the team’s effort with a score of 173 (89-84). NORWALK, Iowa. – Grace Dune led the Drake University women’s golf team through two rounds at the Drake Bulldog Invitational Monday at the Echo Valley Country Club.center_img “Today was a grind for us. Overall, we need to avoid the big numbers and truly believe we can score, even if our ball striking is off,” said Pruett. The Bulldogs will play the final round of the Drake Bulldog Invitational on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Print Friendly Version Story Links Senior Madison Glennie, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 20th-place with a score of 163 (84-79), while sophomore Reilly Krohe registered a 196 (96-100).last_img read more